We are pleased to announce that Project Forward won the 2018 GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award, at a prestigious awards ceremony which successfully concluded on March the 6th at the Yacht Club of Greece.

Project Forward is a Joint Development Project to combat global ship emissions by promoting the adoption of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel. Conceived in 2013, and funded by Arista Shipping, Project Forward was presented in 2015. Forward identified the potential of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel and engaged in an extensive R&D program which arrived at a technically reliable and commercially feasible design of a Kamsarmax size bulk carrier which apart from its extremely low environmental footprint, reduces the cost of transportation at sea, modernizes the shipping industry and defines the new standard of vessel for immediate employment post-IMO’s 2020 emission rules.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Project Forward, Mr. Antonis Trakakis Technical Manager, Arista Shipping, stated “Two years after its onset, Project Forward became a Joint Industry Project and from that time on, many engineers across Europe and other countries, offered their knowledge, support and expertise for reaching the targets set back in 2013. During the past 5 years we have covered a very long distance for reaching our goals, and now we are only one step away from the target to see the PF ships in the water. This award belongs to all those who supported this effort from day 1, and to all those who selected to embark on a long journey in unchartered waters where although the target was clear, there was absolutely no guarantee that it could ever be reached.”

We congratulate our esteemed client Arista Shipping for their great initiative and we will be extremely proud to contribute in this innovative project which modernizes the shipping industry .